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Area 45: A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

interview with Eric Harganvia Area 45
Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to increase longevity and healthy living, and reduce unintentional injuries, overdoses, and deaths.

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Demonize The Electoral College — Or The Framers — As Racist

by John Yoo, James Phillipsvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

To Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it embodies “a shadow of slavery’s power.” To the New York Times editorial board it represents “a living symbol of America’s original sin.” To filmmaker Michael Moore, it advances a “racist idea.”


An Equation To Ensure America Survives The Age Of AI

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Financial Times
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tech investors celebrate a future of self-driving taxis and low labour costs as gig economy platform companies such as Lyft and Uber go public. But workers spy disaster. In more and more industries, the low-skilled suffer declining pay and hours. McKinsey estimates that 60 per cent of occupations are at risk of partial or total automation.


'Not Going To Happen': Thomas Sowell Blasts 2020 Dems' Push For Reparations

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Fox Nation
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell says that reparations are not going to happen but the attempt to make it happen will polarize the country. Sowell said reparations are another left-wing idea that sounds so wonderful that people never stop to ask can we actually do this?

In the News

Bring Back Civics

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia Oak Park
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Can we be trusted with democracy? I'm starting to conclude that we can't, that we don't care enough, or know enough, to be trusted with our remarkable form of government.

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The Libertarian: The Reparations Debate

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Is there a case for compensating those touched by slavery’s legacy?

Analysis and Commentary

What Does It Say That Mrs. Bush Gets Her Final Say?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

I’ll confess: I can’t decide whether to buy the new Barbara Bush biography (The Matriarch: Barbara Bush And The Making Of An American Dynastyreleased last week.


Shelby Steele: Cory Booker Introduces Bill To Study Slavery Reparations. Republicans Should Be Elated.

interview with Shelby Steelevia BizPac Review
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses reparations and notes that it is unimaginable that anyone would have the hubris to think you could resolve slavery by making reparations.

In the News

49th St. Gallen Symposium On The Topic Of “Capital For Purpose”

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Caixin Global
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

To begin the programme, Niall Ferguson, Professor at the University of Stanford, will describe the state of Western capitalism from a historian’s perspective.

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Getting Work Done in Congress, with Josh Hawley and Michael Waltz

interview with Josh Hawley, Michael Waltzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 8, 2019


Senator Josh Hawley and representative Michael Waltz discuss their first terms in Congress and how much more they still want to accomplish.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.